08:39AM | 09/17/07
Member Since: 09/16/07
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Hello all,

I would like some suggestions to what type of material I could use. The wind screen consists of 2-48"x30" frames (made from 2"x2" composite deck spindles) hinged together to form a "L". A second "L" then completes the other two sides of protection. They can fold up nicely for storage and transportation.

I can't decide what to make the panels out of. I'm looking for something:

1. inexpensive

2. lightweight and rigid

3. weather tolerant

4. heat tolerant

Treated plywood, too heavy.

Fiberglass board, guy at Lowes said he'd be afraid of how heat/weather tolerant it would be.

Galvanized sheet metal, too expensive.

Any ideas?

My biggest concern would be the heat tolerant part followed by weather. I do plan on making a roof to fit over it. I can run the smoker as high as 400-500 degrees internal temp. But, I'm not sure how high or how hot that would be indirectly on the panels. There would be 6" of clarence all the way around.




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